By Seth Hancock for The Liberty Loft Klamath Falls, OR — Farmers Grant Knoll and Dan Nielsen are ready to turn the water back on at an Oregon canal after the federal government shut it off, in the midst of extreme drought, in order to “protect” two species of fishContinue Reading

  Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published in 2016.  We are re-publishing it now, along with another, in memory of Dr. Angus McIntosh. Somehow I lucked into being able to tagging along with Dr. Angus McIntosh on his four stop Western Rangelands Property Rights  workshop tour through three countiesContinue Reading

by Dr. Joseph Mercola New Oregon Law Seeks to Ban Meat STORY AT-A-GLANCE Bill Gates, who co-funded the startup of the imitation meat company Impossible Foods, now insists synthetic beef is a necessary strategy to address climate change Gates wants Americans and other Western nations to switch to a dietContinue Reading

A deep political divide between urban and rural areas has conservative residents feeling ignored by the state government Teny Shakian for Fox News Rural Oregon counties vote to discuss seceding from state to join ‘Greater Idaho’ A group called Move Oregon’s Border is leading an initiative to have Oregon‘s rural counties secede fromContinue Reading

Federal judge limits cattle grazing for Harney County’s Hammond Ranches By Maxine Bernstein as posted in the Bend Bulletin A federal judge will allow Hammond Ranches Inc. to graze its cattle on parts of a federal allotment called Hardie Summer this season but must limit its use as three environmentalContinue Reading

Environmentalists Target Oregon Ranchers Pardoned By Trump With Lawsuit Tim Pearce Daily Caller Three environmental groups sued the federal government on Monday to block the renewal of a 10-year grazing permit for Oregon ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, The Oregonian reports. Western Watersheds Project, the Center for Biological Diversity andContinue Reading

Greg Henderson, as originally published by DROVERS BLM Now Hopes Hammond’s Cattle Can Reduce Fire Risk Steven Hammond (second from left) and Dwight Hammond (fourth from left), were pardoned by President Trump last year and their grazing permits restored early this year. ( Courtesy of the Hammond family ) InContinue Reading

  According to Drovers Journal, and other media outlets, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has restored grazing permits for the Hammond family from Oregon after losing the right to graze following federal charges that were later pardoned.  Almost six months after receiving a Presidential Pardon, one of outgoing InteriorContinue Reading

First published in Range magazine It has now been almost three years since the infamous occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Harney County Ore., as part of a protest of the federal government’s mistreatment of Dwight and Steven Hammond. That standoff started on January 2, 2016 and ultimatelyContinue Reading